Oxidative Stress, Physiological Responses and Performance of Broilers Transported with Different Transportation Duration

  • M. A. Wicaksono Graduate School of Animal Production Science and Technology, Faculty of Animal Science, IPB University
  • R. Afnan Department of Animal Production and Technology, Faculty of Animal Science, IPB University
  • T. Suryati Department of Animal Production and Technology, Faculty of Animal Science, IPB University

Abstract

Transportation plays important factor in broiler industry. Whole transportation process from loading to
unloading can cause stress to broilers. The duration of the trip can affect oxidative stress, physiological
and performance of broiler. This study aim to evaluate the effects of different transportation durations
on oxidative stress, physiological responses and performance of broilers. Transportation from farm to
slaughterhouse using a truck with a capacity of 144 crates. There were two durations treatment in this study,
180 and 240 mins. Variables measured in this study were oxidative stress indicators (malondialdehyde/
MDA content and catalase enzyme activity), physiological responses (rectal temperature and heterophile
lymphocytes (HL) ratio), and performance represented by weight loss percentage. Normality test was
done before T Test. Data analyzed using T Test independent which compared data between before and
after transportation. T Test dependent which compared data between short and long duration. The result
showed that duration of transportation significantly affects on decrease liver and thigh catalase enzyme
activity, decrease malondialdehyde value on liver, decrease HL ratio after transportation, differences
on rectal temperature and weightloss. Long transportation duration resulted the lowest liver and thigh
catalase enzymes activity (0.097±0.023 and 0.088±0.014 U/mL). It can be concluded that the long duration
transportation catalase enzyme activity reduce MDA value and affected performance indicator

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Published
2020-10-31
How to Cite
Wicaksono, M. A., Afnan, R., & Suryati, T. (2020). Oxidative Stress, Physiological Responses and Performance of Broilers Transported with Different Transportation Duration. Jurnal Ilmu Produksi Dan Teknologi Hasil Peternakan, 8(3), 137-143. https://doi.org/10.29244/jipthp.8.3.137-143